Career and Technical Education (B.S.)
- Verified full-time trade experience: four years with high school diploma, or two years with an A.A.S. degree in the occupational area, or one year with a B.S. degree and 36 credit hours of coursework in the occupational area, or a work-study arrangement (see EPOT, below).
- High school diploma or equivalent: High school students interested in entering the program prior to completing the required work experience may apply for the EPOT program (Early Preparation of Occupational Teachers). Applicants must be able to locate a position in their trade. They will take courses in the evening, leading to a B.S. degree and teacher certification, while learning their trade in a paid position. The program takes about five years to complete.
- Admission review.
- Trade proficiency verified by a practical and theoretical examination.
- Students entering the program must take Buffalo State College’s math and English competency exams prior to the completion of 9 hours of college credit.
|Intellectual Foundations Requirements|
|33-39 credit hours||33-39|
|Major Field (30 credit hours)|
|Professional Requirements (36 credit hours)|
|TTE 100||COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL SKILLS||15|
|TTE 200||COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS||15|
|CTE 301||FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION||3|
|CTE 302||CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION||3|
|CTE 303||INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION||3|
|CTE 306||CLASSROOM/LABORATORY MANAGEMENT||3|
|CTE 311||CAREER MENTORING||3|
|CTE 402||ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION||3|
|CTE 404||METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS||3|
|CTE 421||CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS||3|
|TTE 413||STUDENT TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION||6|
|Required Courses in Other Fields (3 credit hours)|
|SPF 303||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION||3|
|EDU 416||TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS||3|
|All College Electives|
|18-21 credit hours||18-21|
|Total Credit Hours||120|